Charles D. Hale
Charles D. Hale joined the Lawson Board of Directors in 2019. He has served as Executive Vice Chairman of Test Equity, Inc. since 2017; Chairman of Liquid Technologies, Inc., since 2016, and as a member of the Board of Directors at Applied System Technologies, since 2017. Mr. Hale is a seasoned industrial distribution executive with over 18 years of experience at FCX Performance, a leader in the specialty flow control distribution market. At FCX, Mr. Hale served as President from 2008-2015 and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to 2018, after serving as Chief Financial Officer for nearly 11 years. While at FCX, he implemented transformational operating changes which focused on supplier development, organic sales growth and profit improvement initiatives. Mr. Hale has a track record of creating value through a number of playbooks including strategic and financial planning, pricing & profit margin improvement, acquisitions/integrations, sales force development, technology & analytics, operational improvements and organization development. Prior to joining FCX, Mr. Hale was a commercial and investment banker with Bank One, Mitsubishi Bank and Fifth Third Bank where he held various management and corporate finance positions. These professional experiences qualify him to serve as a Director.